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Presence and Absence

  My next watershed run covered a 4.5 mile stretch were the Sebago to Sea trail turns away from the lake and begins to meander along the Presumpscot River toward Casco Bay. I ran an out and back–a total of 9 miles on a paved … Continue reading

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Trail Stewards

The third leg of my Casco Bay watershed run was too long to do an out and back, so I  locked up my bike at the finish–the Westbrook Community Center–and drove back down to the trailhead at the Waste Management Plant … Continue reading

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Cosmic Cellar

Leg 2 of the Casco Bay watershed project picked up where leg 1 left off, under a bridge on the Sebago to Sea trail as I continued my run up the Presumpscot river toward Sebago Lake. I cruised under the bridge and headed into the … Continue reading

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Water Pathways

I’ve launched a new studio project on the subject of water, which will consist of a combined process of running, writing, drawing, and creating installation works. The project has begun close to home, with the Casco Bay watershed. I’ve been researching throughout … Continue reading

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Closets

Last weekend, I traveled to Kimball Union Academy in N.H., where I was a student from 1979-1983. I’d been invited to give a presentation on my work to faculty, staff, and alums, and as I began to prepare my talk, I … Continue reading

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Head to Toe Happy

On February 9th, I attended the NENSA Annual New England Women’s X-C Ski Day at the Bethel Inn and Nordic Center  in Maine. If you’ve been reading this blog since the beginning, you know that my re-discovery of cross-country skiing … Continue reading

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Such a Thrill

When I last signed off it was late afternoon in Boston, my Tucson flight had been cancelled, and I was determined to get to the McDowell Mountain Frenzy in Fountain Hills, Arizona.  I managed to make a flight to L.A. … Continue reading

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Bedrock Real

At 1600 acres, Tide Mill is the largest farm out of the 12 on my list. Located in Edmunds, Maine, it’s also the most remote. As with every farm I’ve visited so far, their income (from organic chicken, pork, beef, … Continue reading

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Good Timing

On Sunday, I completed my first farm run at Mitchell Ledge Farm in Freeport. Andy LeMaistre met me with a handful of printed maps, which I quickly realized would be essential to my navigation of the farm perimeter. A brief tour … Continue reading

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Firsts

I ran my first 10k yesterday in the annual Sea Dog Dash for Independence in Brunswick, Maine. It was a cool and rainy morning—perfect for staying comfortable on a long run. My aim was to maintain something under 8:30 minutes … Continue reading

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